Meriden - Irene M. Chase, 78, wife of Robert Chase died on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at MidState Medical Center. She was born August 12, 1931 in New Britian, CT, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kata) Gazda. She was a longtime employee of SNET and upon retiring she and Robert moved to Florida and enjoyed traveling and their many friends and extended family. Besides her husband, Irene is survived by two sons, Richard and Jane Chase of Brooklyn Park, MN and Bruce and Jeanne Chase of Meriden, a daughter, Patricia Parrett of Meriden, three grandchildren, Melanie Overstrum of Middletown, Mark Chase and Frank 'JJ' Parrett both of Meriden, three great-grandchildren, Bryce, Caleb and Dru as well as many friends and extended family. She was predeceased by a sister, Jane Gazda and a brother, Henry Gazda. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Irene's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, St. Casimir Dr., Meriden, CT 06450. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. I will miss moms smile and the way she could talk a mile a minute. I can only say goodbye in the words of a old song I heard many times at the end of social events; Good night Irene Good Night

  2. Patti, Melanie, & JJ, Greg and I are very sorry for the loss of your Mom/Grandma. Your in our thoughts and Prayers always If you guys need anything don’t hesitate to call. We Love Ya 🙂

  3. Patti and family So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am glad Patti you were able to spend more time with your Mom recently. Love Linda, Katelyn and Gayle Hettrick

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